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  • The Justice Department has sued Texas to block the "clearly unconstitutional" six-week abortion ban, with Attorney General Merrick Garland saying the U.S. government has “an obligation to ensure that no state can deprive individuals of their constitutional rights."
  • Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, never actually got the abortion she sought—and for the first time ever, the now 51-year-old woman who she gave up for adoption has come forward to talk about her life.
  • The CDC is investigating four possible COVID-19 deaths from January 2020 in an attempt to understand how the pandemic began.
  • Chris Christie is thinking about running for president again in 2024.
  • Thirty-seven comedians spoke to Vulture about their first time performing onstage after 9/11.
  • Vice reports on Black Yard Farm Cooperative, who are "producing fresh food to promote food sovereignty in Harlem and the Bronx."
  • Tony Leung is one of the greatest actors alive, and here is a solid guide to exploring his filmography.
  • A Funko Pop version of Baby Yoda, a.k.a. Grogu, will be one of the balloons featured in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks can't stop, won't stop bickering in the press over their Fleetwood Mac fallout.
  • The Guardian reports Black Americans are moving to Costa Rica because it is "less stressful, more affordable, and free from the burdens of everyday racism."
  • Associated Press photographer Richard Drew reflects on his haunting "Falling Man" 9/11 photo: "That’s what unsettles people about the picture. We look at it and we put ourselves in the jumper’s place. And we ask, 'Which option would I choose? Would I wait and pray for help as the flames licked at me, or jump through fresh air and sunlight, to certain death?'"
  • Stereogum has 20th anniversary pieces celebrating two very differently, but equally great albums: The Microphones' The Glow Pt. 2, and Bob Dylan's Love and Theft.
  • And finally, did you know that red pandas have a "false thumb"?